ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A fire claimed the lives of two horses at Belmont Park on Tuesday.
The New York Racing Association says it responded to a barn fire just after 6 p.m.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Dies After Complaining Of Head Pain, NYPD Investigating
The Elmont Fire Department responded in minutes to extinguish the flames.READ MORE: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline From Texas To New Jersey To Shut Down
Fifty-eight horses were safely evacuated.
Three workers suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation.MORE NEWS: Suspect Charged With Murder, Arson For Bronx Apartment Fire That Killed 2 In 2018
The cause of the fire is under investigation.